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Pope Francis builds bridges in Turkey

Mon, 2014-12-01 17:28
Pope Francis didn't put a foot wrong in Turkey, says Caroline Wyatt, but there is much to be done to build relations with the Muslim majority.

More support urged for gifted pupils

Mon, 2014-12-01 17:21
The ablest pupils in English state schools need more help to reach their potential, says an education charity.

Private colleges' £5m 'funding error'

Mon, 2014-12-01 17:11
The public spending watchdog is warning about a lack of funding controls for overseas students at private colleges, with £5m paid to ineligible students.

Is Tunisia a role model for the Arab world?

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:59
Tunisia's version of the Muslim Brotherhood has steered the country towards stability, says Owen Bennett-Jones, but challenges remain.

Thai suspects appeal for witnesses

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:44
Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.

Brazil ex-president 'not poisoned'

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:43
Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.

VIDEO: The German making serious news a YouTube hit

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:23
Just one of the topics for Germany's hottest YouTube star

Mother challenges NHS ombudsman

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:16
The mother of a young woman who died in hospital challenges the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman in the High Court.

VIDEO: Life in Kobane after airstrikes

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:06
Alan Johnston reports on life in the Syrian town of Kobane, following airstrikes targeting IS militants in the town.

VIDEO: Serkis on Star Wars trailer reaction

Mon, 2014-12-01 16:04
Actor Andy Serkis says fans' reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is "extraordinary."

FBI warns of destructive malware

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:55
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns US businesses that cyber hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks.

New city plan, and 'shameless Madonna'

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:31
Plans for a new garden city and other expected Autumn Statement announcements share space in Tuesday's papers with a lot of exposure for singing star Madonna.

Strange uses for old cop shops

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:22
Strange uses for old cop shops

Church may select first woman bishop

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:16
The Church of England may choose its first woman bishop as candidates are considered for the top job in Southwell and Nottingham diocese.

Controversial DNA test comes to UK

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:14
A personal gene test that has been banned in the US has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.

Phone scammers 'net £23.9m in a year'

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:13
The amount of money lost to phone scammers has tripled in a year, prompting a major awareness campaign.

Atoning for the sins of a brother

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:13
Colombian drug lord’s sister who leaves notes on his victims’ graves

Scottish shop vacancy rate 'falls'

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:06
The number of empty shops on Scotland's high streets has fallen in the past year, according to a new report.

Health boards spend £82m on locums

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:05
The NHS in Scotland spent a record £82m on locum doctors last year, an increase of £18m on the previous year, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Flood defences to get £2.3bn boost

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:01
Over 1,400 flood defence projects protecting 300,000 homes have been agreed as part of the government's National Infrastructure Plan.